Saturday, February 2, 2013
Facebook data shows most Jersey users are rooting for the 49ers, switching their allegiance (temporarily) from the Giants or Eagles
It's not a surprise that most Facebook users in New Jersey started the football season solidly supporting the New York Giants or Philadelphia Eagles. "While winning seems to matter, NFL teams have local followings that are probably heavily influenced by family ties and/or where a person grew up," according to Facebook, which recently compiled data on users who are fans of an NFL team on the social network. But now that the locals' seasons are over and the Baltimore Ravens are heading to Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers, Jersey residents have shifted their allegiance. Perhaps surprisingly, the vast majority of New Jersey Facebook users favor the West Coast 49ers, with fans from Cape May, Salem, Gloucester and Camden counties…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hundreds of thousands flock to New York to fete Super Bowl XLVI winners
Check out the gallery above to see photos from Tuesday's Ticker Tape parade in New York City, celebrating the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan to ring in New York's latest championship. Paper flew from buildings, fans tossed toilet paper rolls back and forth over Broadway Avenue, and the Giants rolled by with smiles as they ended at City Hall to accept keys to the city from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In Red Bank, residents flocked to local watering holes to cheer on their winning football team. Check out that gallery by clicking here.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Patch wants to help you kick back long before kick-off this weekend. Check out our sampling of where to get your munchies.
With Super Bowl Sunday it's hard to say whether it's food or football that rules the day. But one thing is for sure, a football party without food is a fumble. And while some will be slaving over their hot stoves all day leading up to the game, many party planners will be ordering in. Cluck-U Chicken, less of a store and more of Monmouth County poultry institution, plans on dishing out cases of their wings this weekend at their Eatontown and Red Bank establishments. Based on recent Super Bowl sales, Andrew Ilvento, owner of the Red Bank restaurant, plans to sell 5,000 wings from his store alone. Ilvento said that one reason customers return again and again to this small business is because the wings he and his staff cook up are jumbo size…